Bokaro Thermal Power Station
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Bokaro Thermal Power Station is an operating power station of at least 500-megawatts (MW) in Kathara, Bokaro, Jharkhand, India with multiple units, some of which are not currently operating.
Table 1: Project-level location details
|Plant name||Location||Coordinates (WGS 84)|
|Bokaro Thermal Power Station||Kathara, Bokaro, Jharkhand, India||23.782944, 85.883391 (exact)|
The map below shows the exact location of the power station.
Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):
- Bokaro B Unit 3, Bokaro B Unit 1, Bokaro B Unit 2, Bokaro A Unit 5: 23.782944, 85.883391
Table 2: Unit-level details
|Unit name||Status||Fuel(s)||Capacity (MW)||Technology||Start year||Retired year|
|Bokaro B Unit 3||retired||coal - bituminous||210||subcritical||1993||2021|
|Bokaro B Unit 1||retired||coal - bituminous||210||subcritical||1986||2017|
|Bokaro B Unit 2||retired||coal - bituminous||210||subcritical||1990||2017|
|Bokaro A Unit 5||operating||coal - bituminous||500||subcritical||2016||–|
Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details
|Bokaro B Unit 3||Damodar Valley Corp [100.0%]|
|Bokaro B Unit 1||Damodar Valley Corp [100.0%]|
|Bokaro B Unit 2||Damodar Valley Corp [100.0%]|
|Bokaro A Unit 5||Damodar Valley Corp [100.0%]|
Project-level coal details
- Permit(s): November 30, 2007 – Environmental Clearance
In 2012, the State Bank of India announced that it would provide US$189,811,151 in loans to the project, while another US$135,591,649 would be provided by other, unspecified, banks. Damodar Valley Corporation agreed to contribute US$149,138,034 in equity to the project.
Bokaro A Expansion
The new 500 MW unit was reported as delayed in March 2014.
Coal ash pond
As of a 2005 publication, the Bokaro Thermal Power Station (and Gargail coal washery) released fly ash and other coal pollutants directly into a nearby river, which was reported as having severe water quality issues. Some estimates found that 600 tons of coal particles and ash flowed directly into the river on a daily basis.
The area is plagued with environmental and public health issues related to the coal industry.
Articles and Resources
- "Bokaro A Coal Power Station India (shutdown)," Global Energy Observatory, accessed March 2012
- Damodar Valley Corporation, "Growth Plans: 11th Plan Capacity Addition Programme", Damodar Valley Corporation website, accessed November 2011.
- "Bokaro B (DVC) Coal Power Station India," Global Energy Observatory, accessed Jan 2016
- "Proposal for deletion of Chandrapura TPS unit no. 2(130MW) and Bokaro TPS Unit#1&2(2x210MW) of Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) from National Grid," India CEA, Sep 4, 2017
- "Retirement of Unit No. 3 (210 MW)," CEA, May 25, 2021
- Ray, Atmadip. "SBI group to finance 70% of DVC's new Bokaro Thermal unit". The Economic Times. Retrieved 2020-09-25.
- "BTPS ‘A’ GENERATING UNITS" Bokaro A, Damodar Valley Corporation website, accessed January 2012.
- Monthly Report on Broad Status of Thermal Power Projects in the Country, Central Electricity Authority, September 2012
- "DVC trims power target," The Telegraph, Mar 31, 2014
- "Monthly Report on Broad Status of Thermal Power Projects in the Country," Government of India Ministry of Power, March 2016
- Monthly Report on Broad Status of Thermal Power Projects in the Country, Central Electricity Authority, November 2015
- S.K. Agarwal, Water Pollution, (APH Publishing, 2005), page 113.
- "Bokaro Thermal: How are people facing the twin problem of power plant and coal mines pollution," Newsroot, December 7, 2022
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